The National Women’s Advisory Coordinators (NWAC) were established by Convention action in 1974. The NWAC is charged with mobilizing AFGE members around women's issues in their District, and to work closely with the National Fair Practices Affirmative Action Coordinators (NFPAAC) and the National Vice President for Women and Fair Practices to help raise the concerns of women and working families and strengthen the women’s rights agenda in their District. These representatives monitor trends in women's and working family issues, they may recommend a national action plan for AFGE, and they represent members on women's and working family issues. They also assist Locals in training sessions throughout the District where they were elected.
Each District National Women’s Advisory Coordinator is elected for a 3-year term at their District Caucus. They are also referred to as District Coordinators.